DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 14: Rival fans unite outside of Joe Louis Arena before during an NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 14, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL